An Instant Pot Air Fryer to help you make all your favorite fried foods in less time, and without the usual splatter and mess. You can also use it to cook and reheat just about everything — once you start using it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!
A 3-cup electric food chopper for those occasions when you have to cut things finely and evenly (who has time for that?!?). This bad boy can really help you save on prep time.
A Pioneer Woman foldable tote for potlucks, picnics, and all the other occasions when you want to take your culinary magic to a second location. Good food deserves to be shared!
A Better Homes & Gardens large handled bowl ideal for when you need to serve a large quantity of salad, or want to make sure you have enough popcorn on hand to get you all the way through your millionth re-watching of Titanic.
A microwave food cooker because once you make pasta without turning on the stove, you’ll never go back to the old way again. This microwave cooker is also great for vegetables, and features holes in the lid for easy draining.
A KitchenAid box grater so your pasta night is complete with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese. Since it comes with four different types of surfaces, you can also grate everything from nutmeg to potatoes.
An Instant Pot that’ll easily make everything from soup, rice, and slow-cooked meats, to sautéed vegetables and even yogurt. Instant Pots cook food up to 70% faster than your stove, so consider your weekly chili handled.
An electric milk frother so you can have a delicious coffeehouse-style latte without ever leaving the house (or changing out of your pajamas).
An easy-to-use kitchen scale, because it shouldn’t be a ~heavy~ task to be exact about your quantities. If you need to measure serving sizes exactly or have to make sure you have just the right about of an ingredient in your recipe, this one’s for you.
A Tasty nonstick wok, so you don’t have to end your Friday by scraping burnt bean sprouts off the pan.
A stainless-steel cocktail shaker that’s perfect for when you want to have a martini and don’t feel like going out and getting ignored by the bartender, or having someone else’s drink spilled all over you.
A Tasty three-piece peeler set so you can elegantly garnish your weekly cocktail.
A floral apron because don’t always need an apron when you’re cooking, but when you do this beauty will keep you looking put-together even while you make a mess.
A smokeless electric grill with an interchangeable griddle surface, that’ll help you cook everything from hotdogs and hamburgers to eggs and pancakes without having to worry about setting off the smoke detector.
And a heat-resistant nylon slotted turner to use with that grill for your weekly burger nights and pancake mornings.
An instant read thermometer so you can be sure your Sunday chicken is cooked to perfection. Is it OK because the juices run clear? Am I supposed to cut into it? You’ll never have to worry about that again.
A Tasty Dutch oven perfect for stews, braising, pasta, and easy weekly one pot meal prep. It heats evenly, fits a whole lot, and has a nonstick coating reviewers rave about.
A Scrub Daddy, which is basically the greatest sponge ever. Luckily for those of us who only do our dishes once a week (like I do), they make scrubbing off caked-on messes super easy and they never scratch, ever.
And! A tube of Bar Keepers Friend that is safe for most surfaces, cuts through thick and baked on grease, and is great for every part of your weekly deep clean from pots and pans to stovetops, grill grates, and countertops.
A Cuisinart hand mixer, because whisking is hard work, and you need to save your hand strength for scrolling through your Instagram feed. Now, you can whiz through beating batters, whipping egg whites, and even mixing bread dough.
A kitchen timer with flashing lights, sound alerts, and vibration, to help you keep track of what you’re cooking while you’re watching the newest episode of The Mandalorian. (Baby Yoda is so cute, and so distracting!)
A Tasty bamboo chopping and serving board — one side has a chopping block with a large juicewell around the edge to prevent drips, and the serving side is elegantly smooth. Perfect for making and presenting all your culinary masterpieces!
A cushioned kitchen mat that supports your feet and back while standing for long periods of time, like when you’re making holiday cookies with grandma and for other special occasions.
A flexible silicone backing spatula ideal for those weekend mornings when you feel like scraping the brownie batter directly into your mouth (no judgment).
A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron grill pan reviewers swear by above all over pans. Now you can show off your searing skills on steak night.
A SodaStream so you don’t have to lug a bunch of San Pelligrino bottles up to your apartment every week (so heavy!).
A KitchenAid tilt-head stand mixer that’ll come in handy when you decide to become a baking weekend warrior. This mixer has ten speeds to mix, knead, and whip to your heart’s delight, and with ten optional hub attachments form food grinders to pasta makers, the possibilities are endless.
A foldable bamboo bread slicer with knife you’ll be glad to have on hand when you feel up to the challenge of baking a loaf from scratch.
A pair of microserrated kitchen shears that’ll be there for you when you’ve been watching a lot of The Great British Baking Show and get inspired to garnish something.
A NutriBullet Pro 900 watt blender perfect for when smoothie time comes around. It crushes ice with ease and lets you turn just about anything into a sippable superfood in under a minute.
A package of garbage disposal cleaner and deodorizers that’ll feel like the best kitchen hack ever when it’s your turn to clean. Reviewers swear by it for totally defunking their sink.
The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.